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Timothy Malloy in California Health Report: Counties Fail to Fully Protect People From Pesticide Exposure, Report Finds

California’s county agricultural commissioners are failing to implement state laws designed to protect farmworkers and people living and working near agricultural areas from exposure to toxic pesticides, a new report by UCLA concludes.

“These requirements serve really important public health and environmental concerns,” said Timothy Malloy, a UCLA law and environmental health professor, who led the study. “We’ve got them in the law for good reason and the agencies who are implementing those laws ought to be implementing these particular provisions.”